Suzuki
Sidekick
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Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal on Suzuki Sidekick

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 145,000 (130,000–185,000)
Engine affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
17 people reported this problem
Comments
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front crankshaft oil leak and I haven't corrected problem yet. any suggestions on how to replace?
Had several leaks under the hood. Just paid $400.00 for repairing one oil leak, and 2 new belts...only to discover I STILL have a leak underneath the engine (seal hardened). Quoted an $800.00 price. No repair made on that one.
Going to try a $5 seal conditioner